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Nintendo to Publish Dragon Quest VI in North America

by Neal Ronaghan - December 20, 2010, 8:50 am PST
Total comments: 6 Source: (Nintendo), http://dragonquest6.nintendo.com/

The game will make its stateside debut this February.

Nintendo will publish Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation in North America on February 14.

Originally released on the Super Famicom in 1995, this DS remake marks the first time the game will be released outside of Japan. It is the third in the Zenithia trilogy, which began with Dragon Quest IV and V, both of which had DS remakes in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

The DS release came out in Japan in January 2010, and as of now, no other releases have been announced.

Nintendo Announces North American Debut of Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation

Enhanced Version of Classic Role-Playing Game Launches for Nintendo DS Systems on Feb. 14

REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 20, 2010 - Nintendo of America today gave video game fans across North America something sweet to look forward to on Valentine's Day, and it has nothing to do with flowers or chocolates. On Feb. 14, DRAGON QUEST® VI: Realms of RevelationTM - previously unavailable outside of Japan - will make its North American debut exclusively on the hand-held Nintendo DSTM family of systems. Combining classic role-playing adventure with new character options and enhancements, the game offers hours of imaginative DRAGON QUEST fun spanning several unique game worlds that can be enjoyed on the go.

DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation features a rich storyline that leads players through a multitude of captivating worlds as they gather allies and battle fierce monsters on a quest to defeat evil forces. With updated graphics and more than 15 character classes to choose from, new and experienced players alike can dive headlong into the timeless role-playing excitement of the DRAGON QUEST franchise anytime, anywhere. They can even enjoy special features such as switching between character classes and letting monsters, such as Slimes, join their party.

"Millions of players around the world have discovered the timeless fun of DRAGON QUEST," said Marc Franklin, Nintendo of America's director of Public Relations. "The arrival of DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation in North America will give fans unique access to a classic game in the series for the first time, offering new ways to explore and enjoy the DRAGON QUEST universe."

Originally released in 1995 for Japan's Super Famicom system (known in the U.S. as Super NESTM), DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation challenges players to explore multiple worlds as they confront the many problems caused by the evil Murdaw. Players can choose from nine starting classes and unlock others as they progress through the game.

For more information about DRAGON QUEST VI: Realms of Revelation, visit http://dragonquest6.nintendo.com.

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Talkback

Retro DeckadesDecember 20, 2010

It's great to finally hear some (good) news about this game! Definitely picking this one up to complete my DS-remake trilogy.

Gimme gimme!

Killer_Man_JaroTom Malina, Associate Editor (Europe)December 20, 2010

Why would somebody want this if they own Dragon Quest 9? I'm not saying that to be an arse, I'm genuinely intrigued, given that I know nothing about DQ6. What is this game's pull?

broodwarsDecember 20, 2010

Quote from: Killer_Man_Jaro

Why would somebody want this if they own Dragon Quest 9? I'm not saying that to be an arse, I'm genuinely intrigued, given that I know nothing about DQ6. What is this game's pull?


To be honest, that's a question you can ask of just about any Dragon Quest game.  The series changes are so glacial in nature that there really doesn't seem to be a substantial difference between them.  The Japanese just love their grinding.

SundoulosDecember 20, 2010

For me, it's mostly a matter of curiosity, as DQ VI is the last of the mainstream DQ games to appear on Western shores.  Like DQ IX, it employs a job/class system, but unlike DQ IX, it does have established characters.  The latter of these facts lets me know that I'll probably enjoy it more. 

I would never recommend that play more than one DQ game in quick succession, but I've never found myself getting bored with any of the DS entries.  IV, V and IX have a lot of similarities, yes, but the structure differences are subtle enough that I would hesitate to dismiss them all as being iterations of the same game.

Quote from: Killer_Man_Jaro

Why would somebody want this if they own Dragon Quest 9? I'm not saying that to be an arse, I'm genuinely intrigued, given that I know nothing about DQ6. What is this game's pull?

Slime Curling. 'nuff said.

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